Police: Suspect stealing cellphones at Red Line Wilson station

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Chicago Police are warning residents of a recent string of thefts on Red Line CTA trains at the Wilson station in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.

In three incidents, the suspect grabs a cellphone from a person’s hand and runs off the train, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The thefts occurred:

– about 2:15 a.m. Dec. 28;

– about 10:45 p.m. Jan. 9; and

– about 11:25 p.m. Jan. 14.

In the Dec. 28 incident, the suspect is described as a black man, between 18 and 25 years old, wearing a gray sweatshirt with the “American Eagle” brand logo over a blue hooded sweatshirt and camouflage pants.

Anyone with information on the thefts should contact Area North detectives at (312) 744-8263.

Surveillance image of the suspect in several cell phone thefts at the Wilson Red Line station. | photo from Chicago Police

Surveillance image of the suspect in several cell phone thefts at the Wilson Red Line station. | photo from Chicago Police

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